Q: Shop diagnosed problem as right rear wheel speed sensor, but don't know exact problem????? Any help

asked by on October 12, 2016

abs and traction control light come on in the dashboard

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If a shop diagnosed the right rear wheel speed sensor as the problem then they must have found the wheel sensor not putting out the same signal as all the other three wheel sensors. Also, the scanner would have gave a code to the sensor at fault. This does not mean that the sensor is at fault even though it most likely is the problem. The system would need to have the sensor tested to see if it is the sensor and not a computer or wiring problem. If you need a second opinion, have another technician inspect the traction control light in order to have this issue repaired.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I have a 2009 please Pontiac G6 GT and replaced the radiator and thermostat and still overheating. There is no coolant flow?

Check to make sure the hoses are not collapsed as that would obviously prevent coolant circulation. Check the serpentine belt tension on the water pump pulley to be sure the belt is driving the pump at adequate speed. It is...

Which Sensors Can Be Cleaned Instead of Being Replaced?

In most cases, sensors for your automobile will need to be replaced if they fail, but depending on the type of sensor and its location or function, some can be cleaned and reused. Sensors can come in many types...

Good morning Allen, I need to have my 2009 Buick Enclave's catalytic converter replaced. The dealer quoted me $977. Is that a good

Hi. The price they quoted you at the dealership is not that bad but you could probably get a better price at midas or a local exhaust shop. By federal law your catalytic convertor has a 10 year warranty on...

Related articles

How to Replace an Air Fuel Ratio Sensor
The air fuel ratio sensor fails within a vehicle if the check engine light comes on. Poor engine performance results from oxygen sensor failure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Refrigerant Pressure Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include the AC working intermittently or not at all, noise coming from the system, or warm air blowing from the vents.
How Does Traction Control Work?
Traction control is a car safety feature that prevents wheels from spinning on low-grip surfaces. Electric sensors in your car make the system work.